Warm Potato Salad with Mustard and Herbs (Vegan)


One of my favorite summer dishes since childhood has always been that ultimate picnic and barbecue side dish essential: potato salad.

Tender potatoes mixed with creamy dressing and crisp veggies – what’s not to love about that deliciousness.

But a traditional potato salad – served chilled with a mayo-based dressing, cooked onion, and hard-boiled eggs – is very time-consuming.

So I never get around to making it very often.

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20-Minute Tomato-Basil Grilled Fish Foil Packets


In the summer, my go-to meals are always foil packets cooked on the grill. Beyond being quick and easy, grilled foil packets are a favorite of mine for many reasons: The possibilities are endless. Just take whatever fresh, in-season ingredients you have on hand, toss them into foil packets, and let the grill work its magic, deliciously melding […]

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Tropical Fruit Salad with Coconut Cream (Vegan)


On those impossibly sticky, humid, just heavy days of July, there is one thing I crave again and again: Light, juicy, fresh fruit salad. And this is the one I’ve been loving the most lately: it’s filled with tropical flavors like pineapple and kiwi and topped off with a dollop of sweet coconut cream.

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Lemon Vanilla Pancakes with Fresh Blueberries


While flipping through a magazine, I came across a cooking tip from a chef that went something like this: instead of the same old maple syrup with pancakes, try squeezing fresh lemon juice over the pancakes, then topping with a bit of confectioners sugar. I thought the idea sounded so simple yet so, so very scrumptious (simple and […]

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Easy Homemade Teriyaki Chicken


We’ve been lucky in New England this year – we’ve received day after day of beautiful weather for the start of summer. So Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I have been trying to make the most of it. We got the grill up and running and cooked some chicken with a really tasty, incredibly easy homemade teriyaki sauce (my favorite marinade […]

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Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Parfait


Strawberry season in New England is short and sweet. I remember going to the local farm as a kid, where you could pay to pick your own fresh, ripe berries in early summer. My two little brothers loved to eat the berries more than they liked to fill their containers. I’d cringe to see them […]

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Asparagus Goat Cheese Flatbread


I was walking with a friend in Boston this weekend, and we noticed how hugely popular food trucks have become. One open lot had about 10 to 12 food trucks parked, each one unique and staffed with local cooks focused on a different theme (stir fry, grilled cheese, crepes, etc., etc.), each one featuring quality […]

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